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Fall Clean Up

November 20, 2012

The air is crisp and the leaves are falling.  It’s time to rake leaves and do some fall clean up.  Raking leaves is a great way to burn off the pumpkin cheesecake you ate at Thanksgiving.  Get the kids out to jump in the leaf piles and then help to bag them up.

The Streets Department’s 2012 Bagged Leaf and Recycling Program began on Monday, November 5 and will run through Friday, December 14. The program is a citywide effort to collect leaves placed curbside in biodegradable bags only.

The Philly Bagged Leaf and Recycling Program is one of several services provided by the Streets Department to honor the City’s ongoing commitment to recycling. Recycling leaves helps to reduce the amount of materials that reach the waste stream and saves landfill space. During this six-week program, leaves will be collected for composting purposes, like, fertilizing gardens and nourishing trees.

Residents may call the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at (215) 686-5560; visit  www.philadelphiastreets.com. Call 3-1-1 for all City services.

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